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To wonder if you would randomly rename a child?

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IneedAsockamnesty Tue 19-Nov-13 23:03:13

A child that had already been registered, with a name that had apsolutly no relation to the child's actual name at all,so not just a shortened version with a word that is not even a name.

Oh forgot to add its not your child and there is no history or cute back story to the rename.

So would you just decide someone else's child was called something completely different and that was that?

EldritchCleavage Thu 21-Nov-13 12:56:24

What about 'Nutty Nan' as a nickname for your mother?

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 21-Nov-13 12:45:43

Not Halloween,granted she was early but we had known it was going to happen for 6 weeks so not a surprise.

Nobody else of the same name known

Seriously there is no rational reason for this and her bloody phone is off so I can't get hold of her to ask.

DoubleLifeIsALifeOfSorts Thu 21-Nov-13 09:15:44

Well she is a bit strange then...

Occluding miasma amuses me!

MackerelOfFact Thu 21-Nov-13 09:11:45

Was she born on Halloween? Does she know someone else with the same name, so has changed it to avoid confusion?

It's still weird but just wondering why she may have decided that your DD should be referred to as Baby Boo.

mistlethrush Thu 21-Nov-13 08:59:49

I would be leaning towards 'Nana Gaga' wink

RigglinJigglin Thu 21-Nov-13 08:51:00

Sock know how your feeling, my mother calls our LO squidge. I fucking hate it. I've told her that unless she refers to her as her proper name then she will be on the end of a DFOD.

There's various reasons why I hate it but mainly because she calls her friends daughter that - her friend is more like a daughter than I am apparently. And her little girl is more of a grandchild. They're welcome to each other!

Congrats on the baby!

TheRealAmandaClarke Thu 21-Nov-13 08:18:36

Ah, nothing like a new baby to bubble up all those mother- daughter issues.
Good luck with everything Sockreturningpixie
I hope you had a good night.

diddl Thu 21-Nov-13 07:50:43

If you ask her to stop, will she do it all the more?

Does she dislike the name you have chosen?

Everytime she says it ask her who this "Babyboo" is to whom she is referring?

Or ask her why she insists on using such an awful/ridiculous nn?

lunar1 Thu 21-Nov-13 07:27:23

Just rename her Fred.

Iwaswatchingthat Thu 21-Nov-13 07:05:16


IneedAsockamnesty Thu 21-Nov-13 06:58:34


Say at some stage before it becomes entrenched

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 21-Nov-13 06:58:04

blush because its much more entertaining calling her silly made up names and pondering as to why she's done it.

I will

Iwaswatchingthat Thu 21-Nov-13 06:48:23

Why not just say to her that you are not keen on your dd being known as Baby Boo and you would prefer her to be referred to by her real name?

ITCouldBeWorse Thu 21-Nov-13 06:43:29

I think it's great. You could sing 'wake up boo ' in the mornings.

Ignore your mother.

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 21-Nov-13 06:33:52

I would be surprised if she had even heard of monsters inc, she has no TV set has not been to the pictures since I made her go in about 1989.

Its possible she may have a secret tv stashed somewhere but animations being her thing? Nope more likely poncey documentaries about scrabble or at a push of imagination tipping point.

DalekInAFestiveJumper Thu 21-Nov-13 01:52:17

Is she a Monsters Inc fan?

It's a bit surreal, that's for sure.

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 21-Nov-13 00:25:00

Nope no shocks at all and that's exactly the sort of thing she would tell me.

gotthemoononastick Thu 21-Nov-13 00:07:42

People who have had a shock react out of character like this.Has she had bad news regarding her health?
Sending flowers and trying to establish a bond with baby Boo quickly?Mortality and all that.Just wondering ?

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 20-Nov-13 23:52:30

To really piss her off it would have to feature nanny or nana (the yells about not being a goat are priceless) and nonsense words she hates those

TalkativeJim Wed 20-Nov-13 23:46:06

Or perhaps Robert Featheringston, or James Wilberforce.

'No, I know it's nothing like your real name. I thought you were into that?'

TalkativeJim Wed 20-Nov-13 23:44:39

Oh no don't stop at nana moo moo

Really go for it, why not.

nannie poopsie poo

nannie big hips

nana blam

the Occluding Miasma

SkullyAndBones Wed 20-Nov-13 23:07:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsMook Wed 20-Nov-13 22:56:15

My friend attempted to NN DS1 with a disliked short version of his (short) name. It didn't last long as we chanted out an annoying rhyme featuring his DS's name. He realised that we were going to be more persistant and annoying so reverted back to DS's real name.

pajamapants1 Wed 20-Nov-13 22:38:17

My niece (who lives with us) is stinky may and my ds is dizzlington...
They're 7 and think this is hilarious! Crikey, am I one of those annoying people!?

TheRealAmandaClarke Wed 20-Nov-13 22:25:06

Nana Moo Moo grin

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